St Mary's House & Gardens: A guided visit
Talk and Tour | St Mary's House
Friday 11 August 2017 - 13:45 until 17:00
St Mary’s House, a wonderful 15th century timber-framed house and gardens in the downland village of Bramber in West Sussex, has many historical and literary connections; White’s in London, Sherlock Holmes, Oscar Wilde, and perhaps more than one English monarch. The current owners who saved the house from dereliction in 1984 and who still live in the house will greet the group with an introductory talk followed by showing the highlights of the history, architecture and decoration including Jacobean gilded leather wall coverings, some Elizabethan trompe l’oeil, the beautifully restored Octagon, and the magnificent Victorian music room amongst many others. There will be a break for tea and cake before concluding with a tour of the award-winning gardens.
The house and gardens will be closed to the public on the day of our visit so there will be ample opportunity to explore and experience one of England’s best historic houses. There is ample parking available.
This event has been organised by the Sussex Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.